As Southeast Asia industrializes, the need for innovative ways to get rid of waste has increased. A new report from the Philippines shows how a factory waste that been polluting the country’s rivers can be turned into a valuable resource that can help farmers improve their productivity. The study investigated various treatment and disposal options for the slops that are produced during the distillation of sugarcane. This study found that when the slops are treated optimally they can be used as an effective fertilizer and irrigation resource. This not only benefits farmers by increasing yields, but also removes a heavy financial burden from the sugar cane processing companies in terms of pollution cleanup costs and fines.
Benefits from Byproducts: Recycling Distillery Wastes for Sugarcane Production